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Gearing up for Gawai

The Conditioned Movement Control Order (CMCO) certainly is not a stopping factor for the Dayak folks here in Sarawak to get into a full-on Gawai mode. Though there will be no big Gawai celebrations and no ngabang (visiting) this year, many are still preparing to celebrate the coming Gawai Dayak on June 1. But instead of having open house, everyone will be celebrating at home with their family.

Must have kuih raya and biscuits

Despite a plethora of new variations of Raya classics as well as newly created recipes that have popped up this CMCO period, those who celebrate Hari Raya Aidilfitri are still including kuih raya and biscuits that have been everyone’s favourites every time Hari Raya Aidilfitri comes around. Here are some of those must-have Hari Raya Aidilfitri kuih and biscuits…

A Sarawak Raya

Although Hari Raya is observed globally, how it is celebrated varies in different parts of the world. Sarawak itself has several distinguishing cultural traditions that set it apart from Raya celebrations in Peninsular Malaysia. In Sarawak, the Muslims are predominantly Malay and Melanau.

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